Friday, August 24, 2012

Recipe - Sweet and Simple Strawberry Parfaits

This lazy strawberry parfait recipe is delicious, low-fat, and low-effort. Perfect for a weekend treat!

  • Low fat vanilla cake mix (with additional ingredients as required on the packet) or you can get even lazier and just buy a vanilla cake (butter cake or madeira cake is a-ok too!)
  • Low fat vanilla yogurt 
  • Fresh strawberries 
  • Dark rum (not recommended for kiddies - use juice or just skip it for an alcohol free version)
  • Honeyed macadamia nuts (optional) for a touch of decadence.  You can buy these by the bag in most Aussie grocery stores, but I known that these can be difficult to get for my overseas readers.  You can make your own from raw macadamias of substitute another type of sugared nut.  If you are in a nut-free house, then honeycomb toffee would be a great substitute.
Make (or buy) a vanilla cake.  For yummy moist dense cake, I like to cheat a little and substitute either 1/2 cup of low fat vanilla yogurt or sour cream into my low-fat packet cake mixes.  Just reduce the liquids to make sure you get a good batter consistency.  Crumble it into lovely chunky bits (be sure to taste test for quality).  Wash and slice your berries.  Layer cake, yogurt, berry, cake into your cups. Drizzle with rum. Top with yogurt, sprinkle with nuts, and indulge! 


  1. YUM! That looks delicious and simple enough to make - can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. They are so simple, Julie, and yet so decadently good. They taste like a naughty treat but are pretty good for your - well, good for you as far as a cake can be! :)

  3. Lovely! I will have to replace nuts with something else, but I will keep the core and I am sure it will be good.

    Your photos are beautiful!

  4. Toffee or crunchy caramel bits would make a great nut-free substitute. :)

    Thanks for the photo compliment!


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